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To W.C.W. M.D.

by Alfred Kreymborg, 1920

There has been
Another death.
This time
I bring it to you.
You are kind,
You know
How to lower
I ask only
That the rope
Isn't silk,
(Silk doesn't break)
Nor thread,
(Thread does.)
If it lifts
And lowers
Common things,
It will do.

Published in Blood of Things: A Second Book of Free Forms
Tags: grief

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